Transposition Charts For Musicians Wednesday July 6 2022, 11:45 PM
Yona Marie
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Transposition Charts For Musicians

Transposition Charts

Many people don't know this, but there are three different types of transposition charts that musicians are usually on the hunt for. Instrumentalists in a band or orchestra may be looking for a particular type of chart to help them get in the right key for their performances. Singers and pianists may be on the hunt for a different type of chart to help them transpose popular songs. Guitarists have a chart very similar to the ones that singes and pianists use, which is used to help them learn songs in certain keys. 

Some sites only have one or two of the charts, but I wanted to share three different charts with the hopes that at least one of them will be exactly what you're looking for! I will also include a PDF link including all charts that you can use for classroom settings. Feel free to share this page with your musician friends and family members who may also benefit from it. 

Transposition Chart For Band/Orchestra

Many different instruments benefit from this chart in performance and practice settings. Some instruments fall into the concert pitch category, which is the key of C. These instruments include the Violin, Flute, and Oboe. It's important to remember which category your instrument falls under. 


Transposition Charts For Piano/Voice

While some pianists and singers focus on one chart, you can actually break this type of chart into two: one for major keys and one for minor keys. Here are two key charts you can reference when you need to change the key of the song to fit your needs better. 



Transposition Chart For Guitar

While guitarists can benefit from the same charts that pianists and singers use, they can also consider using a chart type commonly referred to as the capo chart. A capo is a small device that clamps onto the neck of a guitar. So, for example, if there's a song in the key of C and you want to play in the key of D, you would stick your capo on the 2nd fret.


Download The PDF of these charts.

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Yona Marie

As a session singer, writer, and producer that has worked with over 200 clients to provide high-quality jingles, singles, features, nursery rhymes, and DJ drops, she currently spends her time engulfed in creating and marketing new music and helpful resources for creators. Her most recent creative collaborations include work with PBS Sound Field, Tribe of Noise, and the National Black Chamber of Commerce. Check out Yona’s latest music releases on her Spotify, her Youtube and share the music if you like it!

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